One of many odd quirks about the DC10!
kinda like the escape slide over the wing, how it's so long and in two parts and takes forever to inflate...
or the fact that on UA
and other carriers they had the main galley for the entire plane in the cargo hold and everything was dependant on one elevator to work...
or the fact that the power assisted doors in a power failure/emergency situation weigh about 3 million pounds and are nearly impossible to open without getting a few people to help...
yeah, this aircraft was put together without thinking of flight attendants at all!
Door one R and L are single lined (enough for one person to jump at a time) compared with the other doors. It was always part of our silent review to triple check what door we were at and what commands we would shout. (either: form double lines, come this way form double lines; or come this way, come this way)
May the DC10 and 727 never see UA
colors again! (IMHO)
The debate continues... Starwood or Hyatt... which is better